Definition of deliberately in English:

deliberately

adverb

  • 1Consciously and intentionally; on purpose.

    ‘the fire was started deliberately’
    • ‘The language of central banking is obscure, deliberately obscured, in my view.’
    • ‘At times, they have been more or less deliberately constructed for public relations purposes.’
    • ‘I'm not trying to be deliberately provocative here, by the way.’
    • ‘Whilst Courbet was an open revolutionary, Manet did not deliberately produce provocative paintings, in his eyes he was emulating the early greats.’
    • ‘She would never have deliberately taken her own life.’
    • ‘The Graduate Program in Music is deliberately small, admitting six to eight students each year.’
    • ‘The Maastricht package was a political bargain, which deliberately left for later negotiation many of the wider ramifications of monetary union.’
    • ‘Many have justifiable ethical concerns about deliberately deceiving patients regarding the nature of their treatment.’
    • ‘The accused was deliberately deceptive about where he lived.’
    • ‘He deliberately tried not to think about the telegram any more.’
    • ‘Sometimes, they deliberately kept houses vacant in order to make speculative gains in the market.’
    • ‘Richardson that she couldn't afford the mortgage were deliberately concealed.’
    • ‘We do not know whether those statements were deliberately misleading or uninformed.’
    • ‘I think the press has been confused about this or deliberately misled.’
    • ‘In most cases it is done out of ignorance, not deliberately.’
    • ‘Allegations were made that the asylum-seekers had deliberately thrown their children overboard.’
    • ‘He suggests that they were deliberately being kept out of sight.’
    • ‘The line between citizens and the state is being deliberately and successfully blurred.’
    • ‘I can say as a parent that I was often innocent and occasionally deliberately ignorant about the areas of sin in my own life.’
    • ‘Information suggests that some of these vehicles were deliberately followed prior to being stolen by thieves in another vehicle.’
    intentionally, on purpose, purposely, by design, knowingly, wittingly, consciously, purposefully
    carefully, unhurriedly, steadily, evenly, measuredly
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  • 2In a careful and unhurried way.

    ‘slowly and deliberately he rose from the armchair’
    • ‘Slowly, deliberately maintaining eye contact with him, Beth drew one arm around Charlotte's waist.’
    careful, cautious, unhurried, measured, regular, even, steady
    methodical, systematic, careful, painstaking, meticulous, thorough
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Pronunciation

deliberately

/dɪˈlɪb(ə)rətli/